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You can use this form to securely send an email message to the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services. If desired, you can attach a document (such as a pay stub, rent receipt, utility bill etc.) from your computer’s hard drive or your phone’s camera.

If you experience any problems with this form, please contact the County Webmaster

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People may share the same name. Specifying your birthday may help prevent mistaken identity

We will call you if we have a question about your message or a problem opening your document.

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If you need to send us a document (such as an application, pay stub, etc.), you can attach it or take a picture of it with your phone here. Please only upload image files (jpeg, png, gif, bmp) or pdf documents.
Need to upload more than one file or photo? Hold down the ctrl key (cmd key on a Mac) and click the files you wish to send. All files must be in the same folder. On a phone, follow your system's instructions on how to select multiple files.

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